I bought a vintage book a few years ago that was in a foreign language because I loved the illustrations. Some friends that speak Danish translated it for me recently. It's called something like, "The Tale of the Teeny Tiny Old Woman".
As an art exercise, I sometimes make sketches/paintings "in the style of" an artist I like. This artist had such a nice use of line, and I liked the circular composition.
Today, I made a quick sketch and watercolor that reflects the style in this charming vintage children's book from Scandinavia. Next time, I think I'd rather use ink instead of pencil. That way, your eye would be more drawn to the line work.
I didn't ask her to, but my daughter Violet decided to try it, too. I like her version a lot...it features our deceased cat, Clyde, asking for some hot cocoa. In the mirror above the mantle, there is a reflection of our ceiling fan.
Once upon a time there was a little little old woman who had a little little cottage.